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Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated 11 August 2014
Updated 11 August 2014
73 Reviews

3.2
73 Reviews
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Foster Wheeler CEO and Director J. Kent Masters
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 9/80 work schedule allowed for a good amount of time off (in 4 reviews)

  • Relaxed, good engineering computer systems, Flexible working hours, so much good hard working individuals trying to give the company a boost (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Salary is favourable, but employee benefits require improvements, in particular annual leave days and medical benefits (in 3 reviews)

  • Management have lost the plot, The old guard are hanging on a straw,too much Gossip (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Chennai
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Chennai

    Pros

    Brand name, Professionalism, Good Projects, Challenges

    Cons

    Work Culture, Strict timings, Less increments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not a good choice in india

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Applications Developer  in  Chennai
    Former Employee - Business Applications Developer in Chennai

    Pros

    Good company to work outside india

    Cons

    Good company to work outside india. in india its not doing good

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Fair

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Electrical Engineer  in  Calcutta
    Former Employee - Assistant Electrical Engineer in Calcutta

    Pros

    Engineering exposures to some of the best and prestigious oil and gas projects in the world.

    Cons

    The quality of work at the Bengal office needs to be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation should be matched with the best in the same business, within India.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    About the Firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer  in  Chennai
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Chennai

    Pros

    Good culture & nice working admosphere.

    Cons

    vertical growth chances are seems to be low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    encourage people for growth

  6.  

    (Upstream department) Good stepping stone to something better.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Piping Designer  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Piping Designer in Houston, TX (US)

    Pros

    Friendly. Relaxed. Good work-life balance. Flextime. Good insurance and decent benefits. Easy work with no one constantly watching your back.

    Cons

    Below average pay. Although they tout their training, there is none. No good opportunities to move up. Too many bosses, crazy hierarchy and high turnover of senior management. Lost contracts and/or profits from lack of planning and overestimating abilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees the training they need. There are many people who could and would contribute much more given the chance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Overall Good

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Construction Director  in  Cartagena, Cesar (Colombia)
    Former Employee - Construction Director in Cartagena, Cesar (Colombia)

    Pros

    Money is competitive with similar companies

    Cons

    Politics are to embedded with the good old boys

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    REVIEW UPPER MANAGEMENT Methods

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Good experience, especially for up and coming young professionals.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Validation Engineer  in  New Brunswick, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Validation Engineer in New Brunswick, NJ (US)

    Pros

    Great job opportunities as a contractor.

    Cons

    No real cons as a contractor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Former great company in America, dedicated to safety and integrity of engineering design and construction

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Structural Design/Checker  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Structural Design/Checker in Houston, TX (US)

    Pros

    Working as a team to perform a high quality product for our clients. We always helped each other to qualify for a better understanding of presentation to construction management..

    Cons

    New management not having the values of older management that originally brought the company to international recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bottoms up management works great when dealing with field construction people.
    Everything must be clear in presenting engineering drawings that have integrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great people but there were a lot of politics

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people
    Lots of expertise
    Fun projects

    Cons

    Way too much red tape
    Office Space like with TPS reports

  11.  

    My experience was good, knowledgeable, a great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Houston, TX (US)

    Pros

    Proposal Department was busy department, challenging able, my trainee was very trained and very professional.

    Cons

    The hours for working in the proposal hard, they expected you to work long hours and weekend too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need to stop playing games with employees and be honest with employees. Help employees, care about the employees, stand behind your employees, but most of all respect your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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